Hot Vs Cold

@MsTickle (24994)
Australia
April 13, 2008 7:32pm CST
Do you prefer to be warm or cold? Can you explain why?
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@GardenGerty (104400)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Ooh, I do not know. Right now I would say I would rather be hot, because I am sick of being chilled.I do not think that is my real feelings though. Usually I would say I prefer cold. If I am cold, I can keep adding layers. I have an electric bed warmer to keep warm at night. I have lots of sweaters, too. In the summer I get very cross from being hot, and have a hard time getting cooled down. I am not good looking enough to run around in no clothes. I guess I could sit in the lawn sprinkler, or live at the swimming pool. My biggest complaint is not getting cool enough to sleep.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
I have ceiling fans in my home and also standard fans. I find an icy tea towel round my neck works wonders too. You take a clean tea towel, dampen it and roll it from a corner. Fold it by joining the 2 ends and put it in your freezer. In about an hour, when it's solid, remove from the freezer and fold it around your neck. It will keep you cool for hours.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
It's very hot in here right now, I have suffered some minor sickness during the past weeks of hot and dry weather we have here. I haven't been here much since it also affects my mood and my temper easily climbs up with this type of weather, so I decided to not be active here that time. Also, we don't have any air-conditioning system here so I almost go out of the house to breathe a fresh air. I prefer the cold season, in which I could always stays in-doors and don't have to worry of anything. We don't have snow here, so I think it's the best cold rainy season anyone could ask for..
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
I lived in Singapore for a couple of years when I was younger raijin and the weather suited me very well. I thrived while I was living there. I was very healthy and active. I understand how the weather can bring illness though. I was fortunate this didn't happen to me. I think you have to figure out ways to be copol. I would uase a wet cloth and a fan. It sounds more humid where you are now. You sure are missed when you're not here my friend.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
14 Apr 08
Hot. Oh yeah. I've suffered heatstroke and hypothermia, and while both can be fatal, the hypothermia was scarier to me. I get pretty scared when I'm stuck in the cold, which really means I should move since I live in a very cold place. I spend over half the year hiding inside anytime I can.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
I hear you you sweepea. The heat can be enervating but it still makes me feel alive. The cold makes me feel vulnerable .
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Cold. Even though my hot flashes have finally, after 11 years or so, subsided to occasional flare-ups, I'm still warmer than I've ever been and I love the feel of cold air on my skin, especially at night in bed. My poor hubby cocoons in his quilt, covered up over his head, but I'm there with nothing on at all and only occasionally pull my sheet over myself - and it's just now Spring here. I'll keep it freezing in here this summer too, for sure. We get miserable heat here, with ridiculously high humidity and the air is palpable, truly. If I ever do get chilly, I can always put something on for a moment, till I go back to normal and warm up again.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
Even in the heat of the Aussie summer the cool shower can be momentarily too cool and the fan gently or briskly stirring the warm air can occasionaly find a corner of cool air and brush it across my skin raising bumps and causing me to cover myself when I've been enjoying the freedom from clothing. I like to snuggle under a doonah all year round too. I'm a warm.
• United States
14 Apr 08
i dont like being cold it takes to long to get undressed and i ont like being hot ill take warm any day
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
I hate when you have to take your clothes off and put jarmies on. It's so cold your body shakes and it makes it hard to dress. I'm with you, it's gotta be warm for me. I hate the cost of running heaters too. And I hate having to add still more clothes to be warm. You end up with so many clothes on it's hard to move some bits.
@Jemina (5783)
23 Apr 08
I prefer warm weather. Well, I was born near the sea and I grew up in the tropics. When I say warm it's the right temperature that does not need any air cooler. I don't really like it when I get sweaty. Also with warm weather you wear thin clothes that feel so light on your body. Whereas in cold weather I am always covered from head to toe and it feels like suffocating me.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
I hear you and know just what you mean. We are a minority Jemina.
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@Jemina (5783)
23 Apr 08
Wow, thank you for the best response mark. Thank you for lending your attentive ears. I really miss Thai and Philippine weather. But with the change in my life I have to embrace everything that's included in the package. (Whispering: I'm getting married here!)
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
24 Apr 08
Oh how lovely! Congratulations. I hope you will be exceedingly happy.
• Australia
25 Apr 08
I prefer to be cold. Why? Because I can add more layers of clothing on, sleep more and snuggle up with my partner or kids. If I'm too hot, I can only strip down to bare skin, can't sleep and don't get many cuddles.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
I must admit I like to snuggle too...things get quite warm when you snuggle with others. As for sleeping in the heat and not many cuddles....haven't you heard of fans?
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• Australia
10 May 08
we have fans, just where we are, they might as well be heaters it gets that warm. Even a good air conditioner struggles to cool us down. Our landlord really needs to think about insulating this old house!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
Ah yes, that would explain things. I would find it hard to breathe in those conditions. Do you ever sleep outside? You'd probably need a mozzy net.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I prefer the cold for the basic simple reason I can always bundle up in more clothes, blankets or what have you where as with it being hot I can only get rid of so much. When it's hot out you can go down to wearing nothing and still be boiling even with a/c but when it's cold out you can bundle up and throw on blankets and if you are lucky have some way to heat the area. Also a simple fire can heat (maybe not that big of an area but it can warm you) where as to cool down you need a machine and electricity to cool an area.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
I'm opposite to what you describe here. I can cool down more easily than heating up. I'm bundled up now and still cold. I'm practically sitting on the heater but the opposite side of me is so cold, it over-rides the warm side. Airconditioning can get too cold for me (mind you, some heating can be too hot and stuffy too)but I generally prefer to be warm than cool anyway.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
23 Apr 08
We are definitely opposites. I'm the type that gets heat exhaustion really easy. I even got it once in Michigan in the winter time, the place I was at wasn't that hot but it made me dizzy and pass out. I have to be very careful due to the heat. I know living in Florida really isn't the best for me.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
Living in Florida, do you find you have to stay in a controlled environment? I wonder what people did before air conditioning?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Apr 08
warn or cold what? like my food warm and as well as my weather . Warm food goes down easier and of course warm weather is just nice to lay around in
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
22 Apr 08
Gee Lakota, that was an easy one ....Do you prefer to be warm or cold...so I guess it's about you and temperature. I prefer hot food and warm to hot temperatures too. I hate being cold.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Like to be warm and yup
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
hello ms tickle, i think it depends to whati feel.. i like to be warm when it is cold and be cold when it's hot... vice versa, digerati
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
I think you have hit the nail on the head and stated the case most effectively. Glad you dropped into my discussion friend.
@naseefu (1607)
• India
27 May 08
I am now living in a place with a good climate.We do not have extreme heat or cold. But i like the cold more.Because i dont have more chance to be in cold areas.I only got that sort of cold when we go tour to another places like Outy or wynad.Thanks
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
I'm glad for you that you are in a good climate now. I hope your days are happy!
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
16 May 08
Easier to remedy cold. You can only take off so much clothing. Easier to sleep in cold then in warmth - in fact sleep experts suggest turning down the thermostat to sleep for insomnia - as one part of a sleep routine. I get headaches from too much heat and have to drink more water. Yet here I am, in the desert. Go figure.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
I'm fine with extremes of heat in most cases but I find it difficult to be warm when I'm very cold. I guess I'm the odd one out.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 08
I much prefer to have some coldness - as I can always wrap up a little warmer clothing on me - or quilts.... though too cold is not comfortable, I do like to have crisp fresh air on my face, it is easier to breathe. when it is very hot and humid, it is difficult to breathe and to function. you can only take off so many clothes before it is considered obscene.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
2 Jun 08
I'm really enjoying my new wood burning heater. I thought it would be too hot and stifling but I'm loving it. If it's cold and I have to wait for the fire to warm the house up, my feet are freezing. I think I'm feeling the cold more as I age. I'd still rather be hot than cold...
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Apr 08
I prefer to be warm rather than cold. I am afraid of the coldness and I hardly do many things when I feel cold. If it's warm, at least I can have a facial treatment for myself, I can go to swim etc. There are lots of fun to be warm. I love China
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
Yes, swimming in a cool pool is lovely in the heat of summer. Anything to do with water is delicious when it's hot. You're so right...there are lots of lovely things to do when it's hot.
@Marg12 (329)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I really like to be warm. I don't mind the winter but I do not like being cold. I wear layers to bed sometimes, even with the heat on at night. When the temperature gets up to 100 degrees here, it is uncomfortable but a whole lot better than the O temperatures during the winter and everything is frozen outside. I am just a lot more comfortable and relaxed when I am warm. When I am cold, I shake and am just really uncomfortable.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
Yep I know what you mean...that's just how I feel too. Nice to see you here.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
23 Apr 08
In my mind there is a difference between hot and warm. I love warm, I hate hot. I also hate cold. I'm happiest in the late spring like April into early May, then it starts to get too hot for me and I could have heat stroke easily because of my Cerbral Palsy. Then I'm hppy again in Spetember until the middle of October when it starts to become to cold for me and I increase spasticity (involantary movements associated with my Cerebral Palsy). If i get too cold I'm likely to slap someone of throw a glass across the room, not fun.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
I'm sure it would be great if someone was giving you cheek. It would be great if your aim was good. I hadn't realised that temperature affects conditions like yours but someone else said they could get dizzy and pass out if it got too hot for them. What decreases the spacticity? Do you need to be in a controlled climate situation?
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I am cold natured and have been for some time, although I feel over the past couple of years that I am getting warmer natured. I would much rather be cold, though, than hot because at least if you are cold you can always add a layer of clothing to what you are already wearing whereas when you are hot you can only remove so much and be decent!!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
If i get down to undies and a singlet and loose shorts (where no-one can see me) I can be comfy. Of course standing in the hot sun requires a hat or brolly but I can do gardening in the heat with no problem. I just pace myself. In cold weather, I have too many clothes on to make movement comfortable.
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
22 Apr 08
Like most people I would prefer an even temperature, but if it was a simple choice of hot or cold then I would prefer the cold every time. I consider cold to be far more comfortable than hot and it does not make everything hard work like being hot does. It is also far easier to warm up then it is to cool down.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
I have no trouble getting cool except in extreme temperatures then it takes a bit longer with a bit more effort but to me it's still easier than getting warm. It's 12 degrees here, sunny but windy. I have the heater 30cms away, I'm wearing shoes and socks, trackpants, a shirt mittens, a jacket and my face is cold and my feet are freezing.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
20 Apr 08
I like the in between best, fussy as I am. My body doesn't tolerate the heat too well. I suppose it would if I was more hydrated and I was more active. I feel that if I'm not active I become very lethargic in the heat and I end up with low blood pressure too. Enough of my medical issues! Too cold and I'm shivering. But it's easier to warm up than cool down unless you stay in airconditioning all day. So if came down to a choice I'd go with the cold cause I can move my butt and warm up.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
My body likes to be warm. I love to snuggle under a doonah summer and winter. It can get as hot as it likes because I hate the cold. IT eats into your bones and latches on and spreads it's evil chill. I get colder and colder and then comes the pain.
• United States
20 Apr 08
I would rather be warm than cold. In the winter months when you are chilled to the bone you can always layer up on clothing and stoke up a fire to warm yourself. The options you have when you are too warm are limited to standing in cold water if you have a pool or stripping down to the bare necessities and even then you are still too hot. Geez, I think I have confused myself here. Hope you can make heads or tails of what I mean!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
Yep, I'm confused too...lol